Laurens, Iowa Population 2021

1,088
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Laurens is a city located in Pocahontas County Iowa. With a 2020 population of 1,088, it is the 257th largest city in Iowa and the 9967th largest city in the United States . Laurens is currently declining at a rate of -1.45% annually and its population has decreased by -13.51% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,258 in 2010. Laurens reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 1 miles, Laurens has a population density of 1,486 people per square mile.

The average household income in Laurens is $58,339 with a poverty rate of 18.67%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $620 per month, and the median house value is $65,900. The median age in Laurens is 50 years, 48 years for males, and 51.9 years for females.

Laurens Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Laurenswas:

  • White: 93.73%
  • Asian: 3.42%
  • Black or African American: 2.44%
  • Other race: 0.41%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Two or more races: 0.00%
The current population of Laurens, Iowa is 1,088 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,120.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,258.

Laurens, Iowa Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,15193.73%
Asian423.42%
Black or African American302.44%
Some Other Race50.41%
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Laurens Population by Race

Laurens Population Pyramid $2021

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Laurens Median Age

50


Total

48


Male

51.9


Female

Laurens Adults

There are 966 adults, (282 of whom are seniors) in Laurens.

Laurens Age Dependency

79.5

Age Dependency Ratio

41.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Laurens Sex Ratio

Female

660

53.75%

Male

568

46.25%

Laurens Population by Age

Laurens Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Laurens Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male46.2%53.8%
Non Family73.5%26.5%
Female79.2%20.8%
All79.3%20.7%
Married92.1%7.9%

79.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Laurens Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6221.9379.3
Non Family2681.1573.5
Married2542.4592.1
Male522.6946.2
Female482.6779.2

2.48

Average Family Size

1.93

Average Household Size

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Laurens Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade232.53%
9th to 12th Grade758.25%
High School Graduate30933.99%
Some College23325.63%
Associates Degree15617.16%
Bachelors Degree9910.89%
Graduate Degree141.54%
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Laurens Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Laurens Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White80675490
Asian424218
Hispanic31155
Black30
Other Race555

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

Laurens Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,938$41,023$28,000
Less Than 9th Grade$$$4,042
High School Graduate$31,618$40,163$29,219
Some College$34,286$39,583$29,063
Bachelors Degree$41,635$59,167$40,595
Graduate Degree$$$

$32,938

Average Earnings

$41,023

Average Male

$28,000

Average Female

Laurens Earnings by Educational Attainment

Laurens Language by Age

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Laurens Language

93.15% of Laurens residents speak only English, while 6.85% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.65% of the population.

Laurens Language

Laurens Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,06719017.81%
Black3030100.00%
Hispanic6146.56%

18.67%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.30%

Male Poverty Rate

21.63%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Laurens

The race most likely to be in poverty in Laurens is Black, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Laurens is Hispanic, with 6.56% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 34.80%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.49%.

Laurens Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade52.04%
High School15.03%
Some College11.05%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Laurens Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Employed18.94%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Male Employed0.00%

Laurens Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Laurens Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$45,714$58,339
Families$63,750$74,669
Married Families$83,333-
Non Families$27,750$35,423
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Income by Household Type

Laurens Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.9%

Male Marriage Rate

50.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Laurens Married by Age and Sex

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Laurens Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Laurens Marital Status by Race

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Laurens Marital Status

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94

Number of Veterans

89

Male Veterans

5

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam27
First Gulf War16
World War II8
Korea6
Second Gulf War4

Laurens Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7432
75+31
35 to 5422
55 to 649
18 to 34

Laurens Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White9310.46%
Hispanic26.25%
Asian12.38%

Laurens Veterans by Race

Laurens Veterans by Education

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10.23%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.41%

Veteran Disability Rate

Laurens Veterans by Education

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61.4%

Labor Force Participation

59.8%

Employment Rate

2.6%

Unemployment Rate

Laurens Employment by Age

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Laurens Employment by Race

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Laurens Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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72.15%

Born in Laurens

93.89%

Native Born

6.11%

Foreign Born

4.07%

Non Citizen

2.04%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.89% of Laurens residents were born in the United States, with 72.15% having been born in Iowa. 4.07% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Laurens Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20211,088-16-1.45%
20201,104-16-1.43%
20191,120-16-1.41%
20181,136-19-1.65%
20171,155-5-0.43%
20161,160-18-1.53%
20151,178-23-1.92%
20141,201-20-1.64%
20131,221-11-0.89%
20121,232-15-1.20%
20111,247-9-0.72%
20101,2560.00%

Laurens Population by Year